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U-373 MG (Uppsala) cell line

Synonym(s):
U-373MG Cells, U373-MG Cells, U373MG Cells

biological source

human brain

Quality Level

form

liquid

growth mode

Adherent

karyotype

2n = 46

morphology

Pleomorphic/astrocytoid

receptors

PDGFR alpha and EGFR. See Nistér M. et al., (1988) & (1991)

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

relevant disease(s)

cancer

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−196°C

Cell Line Origin

Human glioblastoma astrocytoma

Cell Line Description

A human glioblastoma astrocytoma derived from a malignant tumour by explant technique. This catalogue entry represents a new deposit of U-373 MG obtained from the originator′s laboratory in Uppsala; it has been designated U-373 MG (Uppsala) to distinguish it from U-373 MG (Sigma Catalogue number 89081403) which is now known to be identical, by Short Tandem Repeat (STR)-PCR profiling, to another glioblastoma cell line, U-251 MG (please read below for more information about this discovery). U-373 MG (Uppsala) has been mycoplasma eradicated at ECACC and the stocks available for supply have undergone a further 10 passages without detection of mycoplasma.
Background to the identity query for the cell line U-373 MG: The American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) reported that their stock of U-373 MG had been shown to have differing genetic properties to stock from the originator′s laboratory, and to share similarities with another glioblastoma cell line, U-251. In light of this, ECACC undertook an investigation into the authenticity of its own stock of the U-373 MG cell line. ECACC found similar results to the ATCC i.e. the stock held as U-373 MG was found to be identical by STR-PCR profiling to U-251. The U-373 MG cell line listed under catalogue number 89081403 has been re-named as ′U-251 (formerly known as U-373 MG)′.

Application

Culture Medium: EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 1mM Sodium Pyruvate + 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Biochem/physiol Actions

U-373 MG (Uppsala) is a human glioblastoma astrocytoma derived from a malignant tumour by explant technique.

DNA Profile

STR-PCR Data: Amelogenin: X
CSF1PO: 11,12
D13S317: 8
D16S539: 12,13
D5S818: 12
D7S820: 8.2,12
THO1: 7,9.3
TPOX: 8
vWA: 17,18

Culture Medium

EMEM (EBSS) + 2mM Glutamine + 1% Non Essential Amino Acids (NEAA) + 1mM Sodium Pyruvate (NaP) + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

Subculture Routine

Split sub-confluent cultures (70-80%) 1:3 to 1:6 i.e. seeding at 2-4x10,000 cells/cm2 using 0.25% trypsin or trypsin/EDTA; 5% CO2; 37°C.

Other Notes

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Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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Certificate of Origin

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